Benzino is an American hip hop media executive, a rapper and a record producer. His claim to fame was his appearances on the TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as well as on The Next. Now let’s have a close look on Benzino’s net worth in 2018.
Benzino Early Life
Benzino was born on July 18, 1965, in Boston, Massachusetts as Raymond Scott. He has a multicultural heritage, his mother being of Cape Verdean descent and his father having Puerto Rican and African American origins.
In the past, he had been in a relationship with fellow hip-hop artist and actress Karlie Redd. He has also dated actress Althea Heart from 2014 to early 2015. Since his breakup with her, Benzino has not been linked to any other woman. He has two children, Taj and Brittany whose mother’s name has been kept out of public records. Althea and he also have a baby boy together.
He has also been in the limelight repeatedly because of his feud with Eminem when he called the latter “2003 Vanilla Ice”. Since then the two of them have engaged in a public conflict by repeatedly releasing diss tracks against each other.
He was also shot at in his mother’s funeral by his nephew, Gal Scott. The injuries were non-fatal.
Benzino Career, Awards & Achievement
Benzino began his career in the music industry as a principal of the hip-hop magazine titled The Source along with his friend David Mays while they were at Harvard. He continued in the same vein by founding the rap groups The Almighty RSO and Made Men. Thereafter, he ventured out on his own and became a solo artist.
He is well known for his appearance on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
His Studio albums include The Benzino Project(2001), Redemption(2003), Arch Nemesis(2005), The Antidote(2007).
He has also been part of two collaborative albums titled, Doomsday: Forever RSO(1996) and Classic Limited Edition(1999).
He has a host of mixtapes: Die Another Day: Flawless Victory(2003), When the Heavens Fall(2010), Caezar(2011), Blue Bag(2011), The Magnificent 757’s(2012), Crushed Ice(2013), Welcome to Texaco City(2015).
Benzino has also appeared in multiple TV series including Bloodline, RapFix Live, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Soul Train Music Awards, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, The Next: 15, Hollywood Hearts.
Awards & Achievements
The periodical, The Source which was initiated by Mays and Benzino, holds the distinction of being the world’s longest running rap periodical.
The magazine even hosts its own Award show which bestows accolades on various hip-hop and R and B artists for their contributions to the music industry.
It has even expanded beyond the boundaries of the USA.
Net Worth of Benzino
Benzino’s net worth stands at an estimated $10 million. The primary source of his revenue is, of course, the music that he produces inclusive of his singles as well as his collaborations. His appearances on television shows also add to his income.
He also adds to this income by his career in publishing The Source magazine which has gained a sizeable readership by virtue of its fresh content and its endeavours to find new artists in the hip-hop and R and B genre.
Benzino has had an interesting rise career graph, dabbling in different parts of the music industry. Although his feud with Eminem tends to overshadow anything else he has done, it is undeniable that he has worked incredibly hard to get where he is today. His contributions to hip-hop and Rand B are invaluable to the music industry. His fan following remains in staunch support of him. Benzino is a renowned name in the music industry and will continue to be so by virtue of his quality work.